FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 19.10.2020

WARSAW: FNE has teamed up with the Brussels based team of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) to bring you regular updates on EU cinema policies that impact all industry…
20-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Uljana Kim Coproduces Sergei Loznitsa‘s The Natural History of Destruction

VILNIUS: Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa is starting production on his archive documentary project The Natural History of Destruction / Natūrali naikinimo istorija. The film is produced by Germany‘s LOOKS Filmproduktionen…
20-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights Adds Diversity Award

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, running 13 – 29 November 2020, will introduce the DDA Spotlight Award, honouring diversity and inclusion in film.
20-10-2020

Polish CANAL+ Series Lab Opens Call for Projects

WARSAW: The 6th edition of Poland’s CANAL+ SERIES LAB is accepting applications for its international programme through 10 November 2020.
20-10-2020

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: Films From FNE Partner Countries Submitted to Oscars So Far

WARSAW: FNE is tracking the Oscar candidates as they are announced across the region.
20-10-2020

WEMW 2021 Calls for Projects

TRIESTE: When East Meets West has opened the call for its coproduction forum and all side events, set to take place 24 – 28 January 2021, with a 30 November…
20-10-2020

FNE at WFF 2020: Martin Šulík Takes Best Director Prize At 2020 Warsaw International Film Festival

WARSAW: The Grand Prix of the 36th Warsaw International Film Festival went to the Kazakh/Georgian film 18 Kilohertz directed by Farkhat Sharipov. The Best Director prize was awarded to Slovak…
19-10-2020

Thirteen Films From FNE Partner Countries Receive Eurimages Funding

STRASBOURG: Slovakia, Croatia, and Poland each received multiple Eurimages grants in the October 2020 round of funding. The grants ranged in size from 43,700 EUR to 370,000 EUR.
19-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Sockeye Salmon. Red Fish Wins EKOFILM IFF 2020

BRNO: The Russian film Sockeye Salmon. Red Fish by Vladislav Grishin and Dmitriy Shpilenok was the winner of the 46th EKOFILM International Film Festival, which concluded its first part on…
19-10-2020

Slovenian Cinemas Close Again

LJUBLJANA: Cinemas are forced to close again according to new regulations issued by the Slovenian government due to the rising number of COVID-19 infections in Slovenia. This second closing is…
19-10-2020

Zako and Living Book Win Annecy-Tbilisi Animation Pitching Workshop

TBILISI: The inaugural Annecy-Tbilisi animation film pitching workshop handed out awards to two projects: Zako by Susana Khachatryan and The Living Book by Mindia Arabuli.
19-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Postponed Cinemira Festival Opens in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The third edition of the Hungarian children’s film festival Cinemira is set to unspool on 24 and 25 October 2020, after postponing its original April dates due to the…
19-10-2020

Slovak Film Week 2020 Goes Online

BRATISLAVA: The 6th Slovak Film Week, the showcase of domestic production, will take place this year in a reduced online form on 20-26 October 2020. Selected films will also be…
19-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Lithuania's A Butterfly‘s Heart in Postproduction

VILNIUS: Director Inesa Kurklietyte has moved into post-production with her feature film A Butterfly‘s Heart / Drugelio širdis produced by Živilė Gallego for Lithuania‘s Fralita Films.
16-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Oscar Winner Kristóf Deák Shoots The Grandson

BUDAPEST: Kristóf Deák is currently shooting his first feature film The Grandson / Az unoka, a thriller and coming-of-age film with shades of black comedy. Deák won the Academy Award…
16-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Natia Nikolashvili Preps Full Length Animation Igi

TBILISI: Georgian director Natia Nikolashvili is currently in pre-production with her first full length animated feature film Igi. The animation is produced by Vladimer Katcharava through 20 Steps Productions. The…
16-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Anton and Damian Groves in Development with King Wray

BUCHAREST: Romanian directors Anton and Damian Groves are developing their debut feature King Wray, which will use an innovative animation technique. The project received the CEE Animation Workshop Award at…
16-10-2020

FNE at Slovak Film Week 2020: Let There Be Light

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director/writer/producer Marko Škop’s critically lauded film film Let There be Light / Nech je svetlo will be shown as part of the Slovak Film Week, which is scheduled…
16-10-2020

FESTIVALS: CEE Docs Shine at Ji.hlava IDFF

PRAGUE: Nine documentaries that cover the breadth of the CEE region will screen in the Between the Seas competition of the online edition of the 24th Ji.hlava IDFF, which runs…
15-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Georgian Filmmaker Nana Djordjadze In Production with Forced Migration of the Butterflies

TBILISI: The notable Georgian film director, scriptwriter and actress Nana Djordjadze is currently in production with her feature film Forced Migration of the Butterflies. The first shoot of the four-season…
15-10-2020